Category: Geology

Cradle of Life

Lizzie Wade
PUBLISHED BY: Science ON October 28, 2015
American Geophysical Union

Lizzie Wade’s story about the competing scientific theories on the geological history of the Amazon won an award given by the American Geophysical Union in 2016. Wade is a Latin America correspondent, based in Mexico City, for Science. Trudging along the bank of […]

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The Dust Detectives

Douglas Fox
PUBLISHED BY: High Country News ON December 22, 2014
American Geophysical Union

Grass on the sand dunes dawdles in a breeze. The air drifting in from the Pacific Ocean is clear and cool on this gray February morning. But Kimberly Prather is not outside inhaling its salty tang. …






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Storygram: Azeen Ghorayshi’s “Sounding the Alarm”

Azeen Ghorayshi • July 12, 2016
PUBLISHED BY: East Bay Express ON May 1, 2013
AAAS Kavli Award

An early warning system would save thousands of lives when the next major earthquake hits. But will California find the money to implement it?






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The 24/7 Search for Killer Quakes

Alexandra Witze
PUBLISHED BY: Nature ON July 8, 2015
AAAS Kavli Award

At 17 minutes past midnight on Saturday 25 April, Rob Sanders’s computer started chiming with alerts. On his screen, squiggly recordings poured in from seismometers in Tibet, Afghanistan and nearby areas that were feeling the first vibrations from a tremendous earthquake. …






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